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Supporting the Renewable Energy Race

Students from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands recently won the SASOL Solar Challenge after an eight day solar ...

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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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Coming down safely even if the unexpected happens

"...when we saw the coating had been ripped off and we had some performance issues..", that was a moment were ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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Solar Impulse and the human factor

Solar Impulse will be a success because of two things: technology and the human factor. I am confident that they ...

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Solar Impulse: Thoughts on Atlantic Crossing and Modelling

"It's not that there's a weather window every week over the Atlantic. It's more like there's ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Crossing the Pacific on solar energy only

A few days ago, André Borschberg, my "solar brother", embarked on the most ambitious leg of the Solar Impulse journey ...

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Failure's Parachute: Behind the Scenes of Innovation

As many entrepreneurs will attest, failure is an inherent aspect of success and innovation. At scale, when really big things ...

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The wealth and potential of solar energy

David Bresch, Swiss Re's Global Head Sustainability, talks about the wealth of solar energy and a future that doesn't rely ...

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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The Great Energy challenge - quiz

One of my favourite magazines, National Geographic, has been for decades an active contributor on the topic of energy, producing ...

STORY URL: Great Energy Challenge Quizzes
Test yourself on home heating, fuel, natural gas, and other energy topics.

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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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